London's Beaconsfield hosts Finnish Art Prize and female artist Jonna Kina is the first recipient

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Emerging from Finland into the international arena, JONNA KINA is the first recipient of BELOW ZERO, a new contemporary art prize for emergent Finnish artists launched in 2017 by the Finnish Institute and Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall and enabled by a private donation. 

We are delighted to invite AWITA members to attend the preview of the accompanying exhibition on March 7th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Beaconsfield Gallery, Vauxhall.

For more information and to RSVP please email 

Jonna Kina (born 1984, Finland) works with a variety of media, including film, photography, sound and text, using conceptual and structural methods. Kina graduated from the Finnish Academy of Arts and from Aalto University, School of Arts, department of photography. She has also studied in the School of Visual Arts, New York and in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Kina’s works have been widely presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, such as Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; Kunsthalle, Helsinki; Museo Amparo, Puebla; Helsinki Art Museum; Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki and most recently at the Lishui Photography festival in China as part of the reGeneration3 show tour launched by the Musée de l’Elysée and the Skira publication project. Kina’s film “Arr. for a Scene” was selected by Nordisk Panorama as the “Best Nordic Short Film” and was recently shortlisted for the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize. Her works are due to be featured at the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018 and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Kina’s works are represented in collections of such as Musée de l’Elysée, Fundación RAC – Foundation of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki City Art Museum, Saastamoinen Foundation, City of Levallois, France, Finnish Museum of Photography among others.